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Can You Wear Reading Glasses With Contacts
Perhaps: At age 46, presbyopia, the hardening of the lens which disturbs focusing at near - is inevitable. Reading glasses can help with the clarity for print and small objects. If you have these needs, the glasses will help. If you don't wear the glasses, you will struggle - but either way the eyes will do their best and whether or not you wear glasses, the eyes will not change from their destiny. ...Read more
Reading glasses: Reading glasses or bifocals are part of aging. It's going to occur. The muscles in the eye that focuses up close weaken and the lens becomes less flexible. When you use reading glasses, these muscles do not have to work as hard, so the weaken more. But this is a normal pattern. It's like buying a pair of pants with a larger waist size, they feel better, but you'll probably never go back ...Read more
No...: ...But it may cause undue strain. Up until the 40s, the eyes can normally focus for near work. By the late 40s, near focus becomes difficult. Reading glasses are essentially magnifiers that help you focus up close. If you can focus up close on your own, there is no reason to use readers, and they can give you headaches. There is no danger, however, in using them. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have prescribed reading glasses. It does not affect my vision when looking in the distance. Is it ok for me to wear them 24/7?
Yes: Weaeing or not wearing them will not affect the health of your eyes. ...Read more
If I read a lot & use a laptop lots, is it okay to wear reading glasses that are +1.0 if I haven't been prescribed them? Will it ruin my eyesight?
Noticed 2 Small dents top of head on each side of midline exactly where I wear my reading glasses when not using them. I have been doing this 2 years.
Normal effect: Yes Eyeglass wearers do get dents from prolonged pressure in any spot. For instance the nose pads cause dents in the sides of the upper nose. You can stop the practice and it will improve but very slowly. ...Read more
Yes, but...: You can get contact lenses with a prescription for near, but wearing them on both eyes will make very difficult to see anything further than a few feet away. One compromise is to have one contact lens set for near and the other set for distance (or leave it off completely if you see well at distance without correction). This is called monovision and many people tolerate it well. ...Read more
Reading glasses: Using the reading correction in contacts will blur your distant vision and you will have to remove them when you want to do other things other than read. Sometimes one contact can be used in one eye only in selected individuals who can tolerate this (called monovision). The other alternative is a bifocal contact lens. ...Read more
No: It will not harm his eyes. Over-the-counter reading glasses are good magnifiers and make it easier to see close objects, . They can be useful to anyone, even children, for this purpose. If your child wears them alot, it is possible they need glasses and an eye exam is advised. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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